A massive 16-foot long canvas dominated by the figure of a devil and painted with vivid colors by the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat went under the hammer at Christie’s auction house Tuesday. When it was all said and done, the painting was sold to the highest bidder for a whopping $57.3 million—a figure that sets a record for Basquiat.
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Bad news, guys. There’s a limit to humanity. Even if we had the technology for interstellar space travel, we still wouldn’t be able to see most of the observable universe because we’re actually limited to only being able to go to a hundredth billionth of a percent of it. We’re stuck within our local galaxy group. That’s sort of depressing! But why is there a limit anyway? Kurzgesagt explains how it has to do with dark energy, and the nature of nothing, and how only so many things in the universe are gravitationally bound to us.
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Elias Machipango Shuverireni picks up his long, palm-wood bow and his arrows tipped with sharpened bamboo. We’re going monkey hunting in Peru’s Manú National Park—a huge swath of protected rain forest and one of the most biodiverse parks in the world.
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There’s an old anecdote that is often attributed to writer Ernest Hemingway. Supposedly, according to internet lore (i.e. take it with a grain of salt), someone challenged Hemingway to write a six-word short story that could make people cry. The famous author’s response to the challenge? The following words: “For Sale: Baby Shoes. Never Worn.”
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EVEN THOUGH APPLE opened up iOS to third-party keyboardsnearly two years ago, your options have been a little lackluster. Google’s Gboard wants to change that, starting with search.
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Malaysia’s government said Thursday that two more pieces of debris, discovered in South Africa and Rodrigues Island off Mauritius, were “almost certainly” from Flight 370, bringing the total number of pieces believed to have come from the missing Malaysian jet to five.
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